Words for the silenced

By |February 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

By Catherine T Davidson Reflections on EWI’s Second Agit Lit event On February 5, I hosted an event at the Poetry Café in Covent Garden on behalf of Exiled Writers Ink, London’s longstanding umbrella organisation for refugee and immigrant poets and writers. It was our second “Agit Lit” event — where we combine an evening of poetry [...]

Why what we do in small rooms matters

By |May 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Last night, I introduced the readers at my first ever hosting of the Exiled Lit Café by talking about what we do in small rooms and why it matters. We were in the Betsey Trotwood pub (named for the irrepressible character in David Copperfield) in Farringdon, a London neighbourhood where old and new mingle with [...]

On Love And Tribes In A New World Order

By |April 26th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Some time ago I visited a part of the world that I once could loosely call ‘my country’. What was once one country is now seven. If this sounds like a riddle - it is. I use the word ‘loosely’ retrospectively because some people like me; rightly or wrongly, once regarded that part of the [...]

Free Delphi

By |January 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

This is not about Delphi the supernatural oracle, as it happens it's about a natural man/poet. And for that matter not in Greek but in Persian. And as the story goes: on a December evening in Abadan, five plain clothes officers arrive at the Delphi's family home with a search and arrest warrant for Raaouf [...]

Inside and Outside the Dream Room

By |January 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Exiled Lit Cafe 9th January 2017 Hypnos is the God of Sleep and Morpheus, the God of Dreams. Beds are the theatres in which the nightly drama of our dreams plays out and so they can be a place of danger. Despite the tube strike and unrelenting rain, our guests, Adnan Al Sayegh, Stephen Watts, [...]



Our Chair, Catherine Davidson, has been appointed poetry editor of the on-line magazine Society Today edited by former EWI Chair, Hom Paribag. Her first review was of our anthology Resistance which marked our 20th anniversary. Read it here >

Press Release about Resistance book. Read more >

Resistance anthology, press review >

Review of Resistance anthology and the 2021 chapbooks . Read review >

Hampstead and Highgate Express. Includes interviews with poets, Amir Darwish and Consuelo Rivera-Fuentes. Read review >


Exiled Writers Ink letter to The Guardian (9.7.2021) against Priti Patel’s new proposals for dealing with refugees. Read more >

Letter in the Guardian about Ilhan Comak and our February 2020 Exiled Lit Cafe.
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Exiled Writers Ink Black Lives Matter Statement. Read more >



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